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Matthew P Millea

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   9 reviews

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Matt Millea has represented victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death since 1998. He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating other lawyers consider him to be one of the preeminent lawyers in the personal injury field. Many of his clients have received six or seven figure recoveries.

Matt handles car, truck and motorcycle collisions; construction and mining accidents; burn injuries; brain injuries; and cases involving defective products. He has represented a number of clients who were seriously injured or lost loved ones when cars collided with livestock on the roads or highways.

He prides himself on being able to handle all phases of a case, particularly trials and appeals. He believes insurance companies will not pay top dollar unless they believe the lawyer (and the injured person) have the ability and the commitment to spend the time and money to take the case to trial when necessary. He prepares all his cases for trial because he believes the insurance company will not pay unless it is facing a trial.

Matt moved to Arizona in 1987, after graduating with high honors from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He also was an editor of the Nebraska Law Review. From 2001 to 2010, Matt worked with Treon, Aguirre, Newman & Norris, one of the oldest and best plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in Arizona. Matt had the opportunity to handle large, complex personal injury and death cases. And he tried several jury trials with the firm.

He is a personal injury attorney who loves making a difference in the lives of those who have been damaged by the carelessness of others. "The law interested me because I wanted to help people," he says. "And I wanted to do my part to right what is wrong in the world. Unlike other lawyers, trial lawyers don’t charge those they help anything unless they recover money for them. Nothing makes me happier than improving the lives of victims by helping them obtain the fair compensation they deserve."

Matt moved to Arizona after he fell in love with backpacking its mountains and canyons. He has hiked all over the state. Recently, he and two friends hiked from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim in the middle of August. He loves taking his teenage sons, 15 and 13, on camping and hiking trips.

Matt and his wife Ronda have been married since 1993. Ronda is an accomplished artist, and often helps Matt in his office.

Licensed for 35 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Matthew P. Millea, PLC
301 East Bethany Home Road
Suite B-100
Phoenix, AZ, 85012


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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Sally | February 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Matt came on to a semi-complicated case at the request of another attorney. Not only is Matt knowledgeable, but showed me what a professional and prepared person that he is. His compassionate and caring attitude helped me through a tough time in life. I would highly recommend Matt as an attorney. He will truly work for you and get the best outcome possible for your case.
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Posted by Mitchell | November 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Possible DCS lawsuit
Matthew commiserated, consoled and provided me with valuable insight into my query regarding the possible lawsuit. I would refer him to anyone filing a civil suit in Arizona.
Posted by R | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I was referred to Matt several years ago to help file/navigate a civil claim. The case ended up being somewhat lengthy, no fault of Matt's, but he always made sure I knew exactly what was going on and why it was happening, every step of the way. Matt helped take the mystery out of the civil process and made sure I knew exactly where we were. Matt is fair and ethical. He was quick to tell me what he felt was fair and right, even if it was not exactly what I wanted to hear. He is aggressive and firm, but only at appropriate levels, he is not one to be pushed around. Due to the curveballs that life throws, Matt ended up representing me on two seperate civil suits within the past few years. Both cases were successfully settled, thanks to the knowledge, expertise and tenacity of Mr Millea. He comes highly recommended. I have recommended him to both family and friends. Great atttorney and an even better human being!
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Posted by Tiffany | January 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I can't say enough good things about Matt, my attorney for my car injury claim, he is a very personable and knowledgeable attorney, he is not only care about the case but also understand the feeling of the client, very helpful and willing to go extra mile to get the case settle. He is a very good defense lawyer and I
Posted by Cathy | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Wonderful lawyer who REALLY cares..met with about five other lawyers before deciding on Mr. Millea..took a lot of time discussing my case with me and was so down to earth...gave me a feeling that I had known him a long time..Got me better than I could have ever imagined...Cathy his assistant was just wonderful too. Would highly recommend this firm. lawyer I've ever dealt with.
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Posted by Frank | November 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fine Lawyer. Even finer human being.
Matt took my case after I suffered a horrific accident which was then exacerbated by sub-standard medical care. Matt was my advocate through all of it. He was there with me as I stood at death's doorstep (more than once) and provided guidance and oversight. Matt ALWAYS worked for my best interest. He called in experts and partners at appropriate junctures, not just to bolster and manage my case, but to insure my well-being.
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Posted by Hoyt | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
exceeded expectations
A fifteen-year-old girl with a learner's permit turned left in front of me at an traffic controlled intersection. My car was totaled, I broke four ribs and my wrist. I worked with the other party's insurance company, being told they had a good reputation for being fair. After many months with little communication that company sent a check but provided no explanation of how they had decided on the amount offered. I'm a technical person who works with lawyers. One of them recommended Matt Millea. After meeting with Matt, he arranged for an examination of my wrist—the doctor who had performed the surgery on it drowned soon after in the Grand Canyon. Not only did Matt get the full coverage amount from the young lady's insurer, he also convinced my insurer to contribute. He exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Colby | June 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than just an Attorney!
Our choice to hire Matt as our representation for a personal injury case was the best choice we made during a very hard time. Meeting with a few groups of lawyers, Matt and his team stood out because they were humble and very truthful about the long/hard process ahead. He took the time to learn every in and out of my career so that he could fully understand how the accident occurred and every possible event that led up to that day. He is extremely professional but at the end of every conversation, took the time to find out how I was doing personally. He always kept my best interest as the priority. Matt will definitely go above and beyond the tasks needed to be prepared for the clients he takes on. If I had to guess, I would say he didn't use 50% of the information he had gathered for my circumstances but nonetheless, makes sure he is prepared for any situation that can occur during the legal processes. If at anytime, we were feeling overlooked or confused by the legal process, Matt made priority to meet with us personally to answer all questions and assure us things were progressing in the direction we wanted. Our case couldn't have yielded a more positive settlement- Thanks to Matt!
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I can't say enough about Matt as a lawyer. He was always professional & legally prepared for all meetings & hearings. Beyond his legal ability, Matt cares about his clients and his kindness & patience throughout my case made it easy for me to get through the ordeal. I would highly recommend Matt as an lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Millea Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Treon, Strick, Lucia & Aguirre
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Foreman, Bouma & Millea
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Robbins, Foreman & Bouma
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Arizona Attorney General's Office
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1987 - Present
  • District of Arizona
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbel
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly experienced trial lawyer. He fights for his clients. Highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt Mallea for two decades and regularly refer important cases to him. He has unquestioned ethics. And he is of course a brilliant attorney but there is more. He tempers his brilliance with good judgment -- the sort of wisdom that comes not only from experience but also from personal maturity. Matt is constantly striving to hone his craft. For example, he recently took 3 weeks out of his busy practice to attend an advanced trial practice seminar run by famed trial lawyer Jerry Spence. I endorse him whole-heartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt since the late 1980's. He has developed an excellent reputation representing clients on serious injury cases, and does so with a level of compassion and dedication rarely seen in other lawyers. I highly endorse Matthew Millea!"
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Phoenix Personal injury Lawyer Matthew P Millea
Matthew P Millea
Personal injury Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 35 years